Very few companies have stood the test of time and achieved success through various tumultuous economic periods over the last 90 years as has Kitchenaid. Established in 1919, Kitchenaid has set the standard for kitchen appliances since it introduced its first product 9 decades ago, the first stand mixer for the home. Since that time the company has introduced many innovative products to the market, such as the first dishwasher to utilize a pressurized system to distribute water in 1946. The company has continued to grow and expand over the years. In 1955 the company entered the cooking business, and in 1986 the company began selling refrigerators as part of its product line. Blenders became part of the company's growing list of inventory in the early 1990's as did induction cooktops, warming drawers, and appliances with seamless surfaces and beveled edges in 2009.
Whatever product or appliance one needs for their home, Kitchenaid can more than meet that need. Their product lines include: stand mixers, dishwashers, cooking appliances, refrigerators, outdoor kitchen appliances, ventilation systems, compactors, disposers, kitchen electrics, countertop appliances, and other culinary essentials such as bakeware and cutlery. Items such as microwaves, water filters, icemakers, slow cookers, coffee products, food grinders, toasters and ovens round out the extensive list of wares sold by Kitchenaid. The company offers warranties for both large and countertop appliances and offers additional service plans for continued protection after the manufacturer's warranty expires. With a vast array of products and outstanding warranties, Kitchenaid is one of the premier leaders in home kitchen appliances.
Regardless of the look or atmosphere one wishes to create in their kitchen, Kitchenaid can provide the appliances and accessories to create a variety of moods and tones. Collections include: French Country, South Beach, Modern American, Napa Valley, and Contemporary. French Country utilizes products such as a slow cook warming drawer, a convection oven, a double drawer refrigerator, and a French door refrigerator. The Napa Valley collection features appliances such as a beverage center, a 5 burner gas cooktop, built-in microwave oven, and a slide-out vent hood. If one is looking to build an outdoor kitchen, the company offers appliances such as 36" or 48" built-in grills, 24" side burners, an undercounter refrigerator, and a slow cook warming drawer.